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Patient Care Access Key as Patients Report Pre-Existing Conditions

December 11, 2018 - More than one in four Americans have a pre-existing condition that would impact patient access to health payer coverage, according to a recent Gallup poll. These results shed more light on the national debate about pre-existing conditions and patient care access. It is often difficult to measure how many patients have a pre-existing condition because of varying definitions, Gallup...


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